An ongoing boom in Alberta combined with a labour shortage means the province will see a rising demand for certain types of jobs this year.

There will be an increase in demand for five key occupations in 2014, including construction and engineering jobs, according to Collective Technical Recruitment, an Alberta-based recruitment firm.

"This year we're going to see a number of recruitment challenges in Alberta," says Trevor Mahl, senior executive recruiter with the firm.

"In particular, employers in the oilsands, construction and finance are going to have a tough time finding the right people for the right positions."

Here's a look at the jobs that will have an increase in demand this year:

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  • 1. Steam and Power Engineers

  • Power engineers are the most in-demand occupation in the oilsands.

  • 2. Environmental Science Jobs

  • Also driven by Alberta's oilsands, environmental careers such as Soil Reclamation Technologists will increase in demand.

  • 3. Construction Professionals

  • With a reported 845 major construction projects worth almost $2 billion in the works in Alberta, demand for construction managers and supervisors are expected to increase greatly.

  • 4. Management or Skilled Positions

  • There will be about 4.3 million management positions and other jobs requiring post-secondary education over the next 10 years.

  • 5. Finance and Insurance Professionals

  • There will be about 1,000 job openings for jobs like auditors, accountants and insurance professionals in 2014.

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  • WORST: Newfoundland & Labrador - 20.9

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Prince Edward Island - 15.1

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • New Brunswick - 13.5

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Nova Scotia - 12.3

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Nunvaut - 10.7

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Ontario - 9.3

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Quebec - 8.6

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • British Columbia - 5.6

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Northwest Territories - 3.9

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Manitoba - 3.7

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Best (tie): Saskatchewan - 2.0

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Best (tie): Alberta - 2.0

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

  • Yukon: data not available

    Number of job-seekers for every job available, in the three months ending in January, 2013. Source: StatsCan

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  • Worst: Construction - 11.1

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Arts, entertainment & recreation - 9.9

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Manufacturing - 6.8

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Education - 6.0

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Administrative & support - 4.5

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Retail trade - 4.4

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Accommodation and food services - 3.9

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Oil, gas and mining - 3.2

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Transportation and warehousing - 3.0

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Professional, scientific & technical - 2.8

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Public administration - 2.1

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • Finance and insurance - 1.7

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

  • BEST: Health care, social assistance - 1.4

    Number of job seekers for every available job. Source: StatsCan

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